Discclean up and rundll32
Posted: 08-01-2003, 08:25 PM
>-----Original Message-----run, and type in; " sfc /scannow " with that space after
>I am unable to use my disc clean up.
>I get a message about rundll32.exe not responding.
>Can anyboby help me?
>Try running the system file checker tool, click start,
sfc. And it will ask for your XP CD to copy any needed
files from. And if disk cleanup hangs or appears frozen,
this is caused by the "compress old files" function of
disk cleanup tool scanning files and calculating for file
compression, assuming we all want to save space. Just
click your run, type in "regedit.exe" for the windows
registry editor, then click edit and find, and type
in "compress old files". Or just navigate to that sub-key
using this path here;
n\Explorer\VolumeCaches\Compress old files. Then to be
safe, in the registry editor, select file from the top
menu, then export, and save that "compress old files"
subkey as a .reg file. Then delete only that registry
subkey, and disk clean up will run through quickly. Also
there is an option button after disk cleanup has run, when
you click to select the "compress old files" that allows
you to change the # of days for files to be "old", the
default is 50 days. But that option is only there if disk
cleanup runs through once with the "compress old
files" .reg key in. Also look here on line 48, right side
area for basically the same fix as mine is.
and check this Microsoft article as well;